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Great Gatsby

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 08:16 AM
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The Great Gatsby was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, and copyrighted in 1925.   The book takes place mostly in a small town near New York known as West Egg during the 1920’s.

One of the main characters of the novel is the narrator of the book, Nick Carraway.   He relates the events of many summers that affected him deeply.   He has a knack for telling the truth, at least according to him, and he comes from a small mid-western town seeking employment as a bond trader.   His next door neighbor, Jay Gatsby, is the main character of the novel.   He throws magnificent parties during the beginning of the summer, but stops throwing the parties after he realizes that they don’t impress Daisy Buchanan (originally Fay), the significant other that he seeks.   Gatsby does not show many redeeming qualities, and his party “guests” enjoy spreading rumors about the finer points of Gatsby’s life.   The aforementioned Daisy Buchanan, Nick’s second cousin once removed, is married to Tom Buchanan, one of Nick’s friends from the Midwest trying to find success in the East.   Tom and Daisy are not very faithful towards each other, as Tom has a mistress and Daisy gets quite well acquainted with Gatsby.   Tom’s mistress is the wife of George Wilson, Myrtle Wilson.   George is the proprietor of a small garage near West and East Egg, and he is not very observant, but he is very devoted to his wife.   Myrtle cheats on her husband with Tom, and only hides this from her husband, who would have to be bluntly told to figure the problem out.   Jordan Baker is a friend of Daisy, Tom, Nick, and Gatsby, and at the end of the novel she marries an unknown character.   She and Tom are attracted towards each other, but become disenchanted with each other after Gatsby’s death.

The story begins as Nick Carraway gives a brief description of himself and his current situation.   He is reflecting upon events of summers of the 1920’s, which occur on the East Coast....


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  1. Excessive.
    • Oct 16, 2007 - Evaluator: (perpetual_tempest)
    • Far too much story-telling. It is indeed possible to write a book review without giving much away. A book review is designed to intrigue the reader, not bore. Otherwise, a delight to read.
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    • Jun 30, 2005 - Evaluator: (Revue)
    • Genius for middle school.